Law, Ethics, and the Patient Preference Predictor

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):178-186 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The Patient Preference Predictor (PPP) is intended to improve treatment decision making for incapacitated patients. The PPP would collect information about the treatment preferences of people with different demographic and other characteristics. It could be used to indicate which treatment option an individual patient would be most likely to prefer, based on data about the preferences of people who resemble the patient. The PPP could be incorporated into existing US law governing treatment for incapacitated patients, although it is unclear whether it would be classified as evidence of a specific patient’s preferences or those of a reasonable person sharing certain characteristics with the patient. Ethical concerns about the quality and significance of PPP choices could influence legal decision makers’ views of the PPP



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,998

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Reflections on the Patient Preference Predictor Proposal.D. W. Brock - 2014 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):153-160.
Predicting End-of-Life Treatment Preferences: Perils and Practicalities.P. H. Ditto & C. J. Clark - 2014 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):196-204.
Patient Preference Predictors, Apt Categorization, and Respect for Autonomy.S. John - 2014 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):169-177.
Patient preferences for physician persuasion strategies.Dan O'Hair - 1986 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 7 (2).
The Surrogate's Authority.Hilde Lindemann & James Lindemann Nelson - 2014 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):161-168.
Some comments on the substituted judgement standard.Dan Egonsson - 2010 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 13 (1):33-40.
Forced to be Right.J. D. Trout - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (5):303-304.


Added to PP

14 (#991,500)

6 months
7 (#431,609)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?